Barcelona – Oct 2006 & April 2011

I associate Barcelona with free-poured gin, tapas in the sun, buildings that look like they are melting, and pitchers of sangria that taste like juice.  And flamboyant handmade leather handbags on La Rambla.  It is all very vivid and vibrant in my memory.    

Gothenburg, Sweden – Oct 2005

Gothenburg is a lovely city, very clean and full of great shopping.  Architecturally, it didn’t stun me, however the history of the buildings was very interesting.  For instance, a long time ago they had a ban on all wooden buildings higher than 2 storeys… however

Las Vegas – March 2006

I arrived into Vegas at night… and what better way to observe the incredible (and gaudy) use of electricity than by flying into McCarran after dark…     I was visiting my Mum, who was holidaying in Vegas, and my step-sister managed to get me

New York – March 2006

I arrived in New York at 6am – it was a very bleary-eyed start to my visit.  I took a nap, as the hotel was nice enough to let me check in early.  To be fair, they had to be super nice to people cos

Brussels – Dec 2013

Brussels doesn’t really have a great tourist rep – it’s more of a business hub.  Bruges, it’s more famous cousin, is the city that gets on all the ‘must see’ lists.  But, we got 2p Ryanair flights (+ £20 for taxes – but still so